strumpet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strumpet a woman adulterer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strumpet A prostitute; a harlot.
    • a Strumpet Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet. "Out on thy more than strumpet impudence."
    • Strumpet To debauch. "A deboshed lady."
    • Strumpet To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander. "With his untrue reports, strumpet your fame."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strumpet A prostitute; a harlot; a bold, lascivious woman: also used adjectively.
    • strumpet To make a strumpet of; bring to the condition of a strumpet.
    • strumpet To call or treat as a strumpet; give an ill name to; slander seurrilously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strumpet strum′pet a whore
    • adj Strumpet like a strumpet: inconstant: false
    • v.t Strumpet to make a strumpet of: to call a strumpet
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. strumpet, strompet,; cf. OF. stupe, debauchery, F. stupe, L. stuprare, stupratum, to debauch, stuprum, debauchery, Gael. & Ir. striopach, a prostitute

Usage

In literature:

I am not a woman; I am only a strumpet, and that is all that Prussians want.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
I shall give myself no concern about the strumpet.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
She, too, can wear the strumpet garb of youth.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
ON A STRUMPET WHO STOLE HIS TABLETS.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Public opinion is a strumpet, and posterity a piece of nonsense.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
And strumpets flatter, shall Menander flourish.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The strumpet and the journalist, and she was not the one of the two who sold herself most shamelessly!
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
I'll expose the strumpet, and the villain.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
She, herself, a queen granting favors, beside this little fashionable near-strumpet.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
In my cups I aped the King's airs and graces to a covey of court strumpets till their sleek sides creaked with laughter.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
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In poetry:

Thou Rome, that Purpled strumpets seate,
that ouer Kinges dost raigne.
Thou Rome, that was, and eke was not,
yet now thou art agayne.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
Roll your hands in the honey of life,
Kneel to your white-necked strumpets!
You came to your crowns with a squealing fife
But I shall go out with trumpets!
"The Retort Discourteous" by Stephen Vincent Benet
And all the strumpets passing me,
And heelers of the Ward
Would glorified Madonnas be,
And angels of the Lord;
And all the brats in gutters grim
Be rosy cherubim.
"The Visionary" by Robert W Service
Wilt thou thy Saviour and th' angelic train
Give up, with all the rapt'rous bliss above,
And nothing by the silly bargain gain,
But a vile Strumpet's prostituted love?
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
Thou goest, like a Fool, to sell thy soul,
(Thy soul, for which thy Saviour deign'd to die!)
The grace of God, and all the joys above,
Only that thou may'st with a Strumpet lie.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
And though my woman's strength bend like a reed
Before the flowing of Affliction's river,
Not, not for shame, nor for one strumpet deed
Doth this weak frame bow down, or faintly quiver,
As I stand forth alone in deadly need.
"Beatrice Di Tenda" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Tonight, the Cocktail Revue will host Sultry Summer Strumpets, one of the few shows you'll see in the city for $5 that's high on class and low on clothing.
ESSAY- Gideon's strumpet : The move to a room with no view.
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